May 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is an online event
Zoom / Webinar
Beth Mckenney

Wise Webinar a Day Series:

 Integrating Race: Applying a Racial Equity Lens to the Disability Field with Cecilia Alejandra Borges Farfán, Johnson Bách Nguyễn, and María De Los Ángeles Jimenez-Zepeda

Please join us on Monday, May 18th for our webinar,  Integrating Race: Applying a Racial Equity Lens to the Disability Field” with Cecilia Alejandra Borges Farfán, Johnson Bách Nguyễn , and María De Los Ángeles Jimenez-Zepeda . 

The need to integrate race into the disability field has become more and more urgent. Last year, Wise engaged the UW Evans School to conduct research on strategies that nonprofits, governments, and Wise’s partner service providers have used to integrate racial equity into their work. Our presenters will share their experience researching the intersections of race, organizational culture, and disability; regional opinions on its place in the disability field; and organizational strategies to retain more employees of color, engage communities of color, and create a more inclusive workplace.

Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Survey of organizational strategies to promote racial equity 
  • Introduction to barriers and challenges for people of color with disabilities 
  • Survey of current attitudes and opinions on racial equity in the disability field across the Pacific NorthWest region (Wise service area)


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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

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Cecilia Alejandra Borges Farfán
Cecilia works as a research analyst at ORS Impact, an evaluation firm with a focus on systems-level change work in fields including education, census, worker organizing and organizational feedback. She believes in using high quality data to promote long-lasting change and brings a multicultural and multiracial lens to any project with which she engages. She is passionate about working with clients to support their internal work and help strengthen their efforts towards social advancement. She values interpersonal relationships and creative thinking, as well as understands the importance of applying appropriate methodologies to evaluate projects.
Cecilia joined ORS in February 2019, bringing along seven years of immigration law experience in the private sector. She has extensive case management experience and is an effective communicator, deep listener, and collaborator. She has a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.
Cecilia is originally from Campeche, Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her family outdoors.
Johnson Bách Nguyễn 

Johnson works as an environmental planner at King County – Wastewater Treatment Division. In his work, he uses project management principles to develop suites of concepts that best utilize public dollars to maximize water quality improvements. He primarily works on the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program, where he supports development of CSO infrastructure projects, green stormwater infrastructure, and coordinates a regional coalition of green infrastructure professionals. Johnson’s commitment to environmental health is only matched by his commitment to his community. His definition of public service centers the wants and needs of its constituents, and he continuously pushes to bring their voices to the table. 

Johnson brings over seven years of experience organizing in immigrant and refugee communities, and currently serves on the City of Seattle’s Immigrant and Refugee Commission, as well as the Board of Kandelia (formerly the Vietnamese Friendship Association). He also received his Master of Public Administration degree from the Evans School (where he met his good friends Maria and Cecilia) and was originally born in Sai Gon, Vietnam.  

María De Los Ángeles Jimenez-Zepeda

Maria is a Reduced Fare Project/Program Manager at King County Metro, where she uses an equity framework in conducting data analysis and developing programs to make Metro’s reduced fare programs more affordable and accessible for all riders.  

In her personal time, Maria serves as a co-chair for the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission and as a partner of the Education Collective Action Team at Social Venture Partners. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

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